[Analysis of physicochemical property and composition of fatty acid of almond oil]

Se Pu. 1999 Sep;17(5):506-7.
[Article in Chinese]


Almond oil was extracted from almond and saponified with saturated KOH-methanol. The mixed fatty acids methylated by methanol-H2SO4(4:1, V/V). Methyl esters were extracted by ether and detected by gas chromatography. The major fatty acids in Taiyuan almond oil were found to be about 68% oleic acid (C18:1), 25% linoleic acid(C18:2), 4.6%-4.8% palmitic acid(C16:0) and a little of palmitoleic acid(C16:1), stearic acid(C18:0). A trace of arachidic acid(C20:0) was also found.

MeSH terms

  • Chromatography, Gas
  • Fatty Acids / analysis*
  • Linoleic Acid / analysis
  • Oleic Acid / analysis*
  • Palmitic Acid / analysis
  • Plant Oils / chemistry*


  • Fatty Acids
  • Plant Oils
  • Oleic Acid
  • Palmitic Acid
  • almond oil
  • Linoleic Acid